If This is About Digital Equity…

Yesterday, the FCC voted to “Modernize Lifeline.” This was the culmination of a long process to provide families which qualify for the lifeline subsidy for their home telephone to now be able to use this subsidy for access to broadband.   While addressing the CUE conference on educational technology just a few weeks ago, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said, “There was a time when access to broadband was a luxury. No more. And nowhere is that as clear as it is in education.” Rosenworcel has been a huge proponent of the “Modernization” of Lifeline. She has actively campaigned for the FCC…

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Smarter Schools Panel Video, Washington, DC

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Digital Learning Day 2015 Video

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Do Teachers Need Response To Intervention?

Guest Post on Peter DeWitt’s “Finding Common Ground” EdWeek Blog 3/17/2016 http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/03/do_teachers_need_response_to_intervention.html Response to Intervention (RTI) is something we talk about quite a bit in education. In fact, there are few successful schools you can enter today that don’t have far-reaching RTI systems of support for their students. When students struggle, they may need something extra to help them along, and other students need an intervention that may be a little more in depth. As a former school principal, I understand the benefits of RTI. Having been the Principal of a failing school where successful RTI implementation was instrumental in…

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Hello….It’s Me (Your Student)

Who doesn’t love Adele’s song Hello ? I decided to tweak the lyrics from the perspective of a student…in today’s highly test-heavy environment. So….here is “Hello…It’s Me (Your Student)” by Daisy Dyer Duerr. I promise not to add any audio…although it does sound good with the music…just not with my voice!! www.andersonsmiddlezone.com HELLO….It’s ME (Your Student) Hello, it’s me, I was wondering If after all these SCHOOL years you’d like to speak…to go over; something They say in time I’m supposed to be learning, But I’m NOT doing much learning FOR ME. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in Core Classes…

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Rural Rocks

www.rural-rocks.com As a rural educator and an advocate for rural schools across the United States & the World…I am thrilled with the things I’m seeing in our rural schools. I’ve watched educators and communities coming together to serve students and provide the best possible environments for learning in some of the most remote and isolated areas you can imagine.  School districts are going above and beyond to provide High Speed Internet not just in their schools, but also in their communities. I’ve seen school buses equipped with wireless Hot Spots so students may access the internet on their often long,…

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